Zoom with the LSOP Team, Live!

A new installment every week!

Curious about how magnets work? Wonder why the sky is blue? Looking for some cool science experiments you can try with materials you already have at home?

So are we! Join the LSOP team every Friday at 11:00 AM. We’ll do a series of experiments on a different topic each week, and show you how you can try these yourself.

And do let us know what topics you’d like for us to cover next. What are you curious about?

Brenna juggling bubbles. We can show you how to make bubble solution that lets you do this!

Next Episode

Light & Color

Friday, October 2
11:00 – 11:30 AM


Stay tuned for details!

And, as always, use the chat to ask questions and make suggestions—the more you participate, the better it will be!

Little Shop of Physics does outreach at Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska. August 21, 2017

How LSOP Live Works

Making a safe science experience for everyone!

We have set up LSOP Live as a Zoom meeting so we can see you, and we can take comments and suggestions from our participants. Your energy is what makes the Little Shop what it is! The more excited you are, the more ideas you share, the better it is for everyone.

But we want to be sure that everyone can enjoy every minute of LSOP Live without worrying about excess chatter or a cluttered chat, so we’ve set up our Zoom meetings to be safe and secure:

  • We want you to be able to communicate with us, to send us questions or suggestions—so the chat field will be available for you! But anything you type goes only to us; the other participants will not see your comments.
  • We will monitor the chat, and we will have a person dedicated to watching the chat and adjusting meeting settings as needed.
  • Everyone will be muted—so you can ooh and aah and make as much noise as you like without bothering other people. If we want to give someone a chance to talk, we will unmute them.
  • We will spotlight the program video, and keep other people from sharing their screens.
  • We have set a limit on the number of participants. We can take up to 300 participants. This will let us keep careful track of everything that is going on. If you aren’t able to get in, you needn’t miss all of the fun—you can watch the video that we’ll post.
  • If people are disruptive, we will remove them.

We have also made some upgrades to our audio and video equipment so we will have a better looking and better sounding program than ever.

We have been impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of our participants, and we look forward to seeing you all on the next installment of LSOP Live!

Past Episodes

LSOP Live: Waves and Oscillations, September 25, 2020

Why do you swing your arms when you walk? Why is lightning followed by thunder? And, most importantly, what happens when you drop a bowling ball on a giant water balloon? In this episode of LSOP Live, we discuss all this and more. This week, we introduce a new feature – polling! We ask you [...]

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LSOP Live: Magnetism, September 18, 2020

Refrigerator magnets aren’t like other magnets…. They don’t have just one north and one south pole; they might have a dozen of each! And why do magnets stick to the refrigerator anyway? In this episode of LSOP Live we do more than a dozen cool experiments with magnets and magnetism. We show you where secret [...]

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LSOP Live: Bubbles, September 11, 2020

Brian, Brenna, Maude, and Emma serve up some awesome science you can do with soap, water, and bubbles. Check out floating coins, surface tension, sand that does not get wet, floating nail polish air, square bubbles, bubbles with holes in them, juggling bubbles, and our secret recipe for bubble solution!  

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LSOP Live: Kitchen Chemistry, September 4, 2020

Join the LSOP crew for some science fun in the kitchen! Color-changing tea, making cheese in 1 minute, making ink disappear, and, for our grand finale, a rather frothy microwave surprise.

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LSOP Live: Electricity

August 28, 2020 In our very first installment of LSOP Live, Brian, Brenna, and Maude experiment with electricity. Check out these awesome experiments involving static electricity, electric charges, and electric currents.

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Additional Resources

Flash Science